ENG510 Assignment 2 Solution and Discussion


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    MAELT
    Sociolinguistics (Eng510)

    Fall 2019
    Assignment No. 2
    Total Marks: 20
    Lectures: 21-30

    Instructions:

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    Q1. In this technological age of computers and social media, standard spellings and grammar are getting extinct. Shorthand English also called chat language is becoming a social norm. Most of the students use it in their academic writings and formal email communications even. You are supposed to pick and write 10 examples of chat language from the Facebook interface. (10 Marks)

    Q2. Brown and Levinson outline four main types of politeness strategies: bald on-record, negative politeness, positive politeness, and off-record (indirect). Differentiate between negative politeness and positive politeness giving their exact definitions. Read the given statements carefully and label them with correct type of politeness strategy.
    (5+5+10 Marks)

    Sr. No. Statements Politeness strategy
    1 Don’t forget to clean the blinds!
    2 Could you please pass the rice?
    3 Wow, it’s getting cold here.
    4 You look sad. Can I do anything?
    5 Leave it; I’ll clean it up later.


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